(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
See other formats

Full text of "Verdict On India"

BELOW THE BOTTOM  RUNG                                 41
transferring populations, building n,ew villages.  But we can do it,
if only we are allowed.5
- 'We are as staunchly nationalist as-any• of the Congress. But
we do not want the British to .quit India till our rights., are safe-
guarded. If they do, our fate will be more terrible than the fate
of any of the Oppressed peoples of Europe/
Can any sane man doubt to whom we ought to give our sup-
port ? To Gandhi, the caste Hindu, who would fast, unto death
rather than grant these 60 million outcasts the right of uniting
into-an independent organization• which might challenge him.,?
Or to Ambedkar, who has himself risen from the depths, and fought
Ms way through a ceaseless barrage of insult and superstition,, to
emerge triumphant as/the champion, of his people ?
It is not always, in British history, that the path of honour is
identical with the path of self-interest, but that is the situation, in
India to-day. There is only one path that we should tread, for our
own sakes, and for the sake of the underdog. Let us hope that we
tread it.